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that is absolutely committed to peaceful transition in syria. we are talking about mainly the syrian national council and other organizations. these are organizations that are absolutely determined to do their best to avoid civil war. that is the main event right now. it is those organizations and it is their relationships with the ongoing arab league initiative. this is the main game in town right now. >> so this went from peaceful calls for reform to a growing armed insurgency into what could eventually evolve into a civil war. the allies of assad are russia and china and they blocked you and security council condemnation of damascus. however the united states aligned with the european union, in sanctions imposed on the syrian government seemed to be having some what of an impact in oil revenue, in terms of foreign investment that has been halted, deterioration of the tourism economy of syria. >> i think we are talking about sanctions, first of all truth in advertising. my colleagues in the department of treasury are the real experts on this. we have identified over time basically seven categories
in nuclear-powered? welcome to "gmt." also in the program -- new moves to pressure syria as the u.n., russia signals willingness to condemn bashar al-assad. bradley manning, the u.s. soldier accused of stealing secrets to wikileaks is about to make his first court appearance. it is midday in london, 4:00 p.m. in moscow and 9:00 p.m. in tokyo where the prime minister told his nation the fukushima plant is now stable. nine months after the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the area, he said it is now in -- the plant is now in cold shutdown. but the disaster is likely to haunt japan for decades. roland berger reports from tokyo. >> explosions -- since explosions shook the nuclear plant, the reactors were pushed into meltdown after being engulfed by a huge tsunami. now the government announced that workers at the power station achieved their goal. it is in a state of cold shutdown and the leaks of radiation have been substantially reduced. >> since i took office, i have been saying that for japan to be reborn, fukushima has to be saved. the nuclear power plant accident needed to be stabili
. >> woodruff: margaret warner updates the rising death toll and allegations of human rights abuses in syria. >> brown: miles o'brien has the story of scientists growing tissue to repair or replace human organs. >> here they are using-- pig bladders to help grow human muscle, that's right, pig bladders, turns out they are a good source of a fundamental biological building block known as the extra cellular matrix. >> and ray suarez talks to david margoulic about two women whose lives were changed by a photographic from the civil war era. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> intelligent computing technology is making its way into everything from cars to retail signs to hospitals; creating new enriching experiences. through intel's philosophy of investing for the future, we're helping to bring these new capabilities to market. we're investing billions of dollars in r&d around the globe to help create the technologies that we hope will be the heart of tomorrow's innovations. i believe that by investing today in technologi
aimed at resolving the crisis in syria. western countries have spent months trying to get their own resolution approved, but have faced european veto. the russian draft indicates an equivalence between the regime and the opposition. barbara platted is at the u.n. headquarters in new york and says the supporters are backing the plan of the arab league. >> the russians are very big on the arab league initiatives because they see it as the only possibility of a political settlement. i do not know how likely they or anyone else believes it can succeed, but they do believe it is a serious plan for both sides to have political talks in syria. russians do not want to see regime change. they are very opposed to anything that might lead to regime change. that is why they have opposed sanctions. when it comes to the arab league plan, they said that the decision to impose sanctions, that was counterproductive, they said. they're also quite worried what would happen if the regime collapsed. that is why he is focusing in on the arab league initiative. it has to be said that western nations are a
resolution on the crisis in syria. western nations are pushing for tough action against the syrian government. they say the draft is not strong enough but they're willing to negotiate. breaking the deadlock which has paralyzed action on syria. >> this was the security council's defining moment on syria. in october, a vote on a european resolution condemned the violence and opened the door to sanctions. it was vetoed by chuck -- by china and russia, who offered a weaker draft. the deep divisions has -- have paralyzed further action. until now, russia has circulated a stronger, updated version of its text. >> i propose to the council a new version which takes into account the development of the past few months and which considerably strengthens all aspects of the previous text. with regard to violence, the need to uphold human rights, expediting reforms. >> 1 development has been an upsurge in violence. this video shows civilians shot by gunmen. the u.s. says more than 5000 people have been killed in the nine-month uprising and the syrian government may be committing crimes against humanity. an
the international pressure that's been heaped on syria. still no sign the violent crackdown of protesters has now come to the end as well. >> what is it a new area of location? and they have said they are willing to negotiate. a warning this report does have some stressing images. >> this was security council's defining moment on syria. in october a vote on a european resolution condemning the violence and opening the door to sanctions. it was vetos by russia and china chambering any outside action would make the situation worse. until now russia has circulated a different version of its test. >> in council this takes into account regard to the violence and the need to uphold human rights and with regard to expediting forms. >> this amateur video shows civilians shot by government forces. the u.n. says more than 5,000 people have been killed since the uprising and the government could be guild. there are fears of civil war. the deteriorating situation has convinced security council members they cannot stay slate. they want to make it tougher. crucially, spelling out there can be no equivalent bet
remain unknown. >> france has rejected russia's proposed new u.n. resolution on syria. on thursday, moscow surprised at the council by circulating a new draft resolution on the crisis, criticizing the violence but making no mention of sanctioned. the french foreign ministry said it was unacceptable but it did say that it was a positive step that moscow recognized the need to react. it is now up to the voters to decide. after months of campaigning, last night the republican hopefuls in the u.s. presidential race took to the stage one last time in iowa before people there make their pick. a lot is riding on the first contest of 2012 and each candidate is trying to play to their strength while hoping that their weaknesses do not play to them on caucus night. -- plague them on caucus night. how do you think that the candidates are shaping up? >> we have the dynamic of this race which has been one candidate who is extremely consistent and constant in his 20%, 25% support. he has been challenged. he has been at the top of the hill. one after the other charges the hill and then seems to t
of yemen is set to leave office. and did not forget syria, a sock's power appears to be weakening. the arab spring is far from over, even in tunisia. we went back to where it all began and found that life there is still not easy. >> the day begins in a typically tunisia and way, with demonstrators blocking a road. the demonstrators are taxi drivers, protesting agains corruption among civil servants at their local authority. they say is impossible to get a taxi license without paying bribes to officials, and they are furious. >> my son is unemployed, and my wife is seriously ill. i have been through so much, and the one has to pay bribes to more bribes, to get our licenses. -- if they want us to pay bribes. >> the police arrive and end the blockade, for now. and we can continue our journey. this is our first impression of the public mood at the moment in tunisia. some 250 kilometers south of the capital tunsi, it was here exactly one year ago that a young educated man, mohammed bouazizi, set fire to himself to protest against local corruption and the lack of jobs aspects -- prospects. that h
a draft resolution to the united nations security council, seeking to end the violence in syria. the contents have not been disclosed, but france's envoy has called the proposal "an extraordinary event." syrian opposition activists are reporting that army deserters have killed 27 members of the government security forces. this week, the united nations said some 5000 people have been killed in serious since the crackdown on protesters began earlier this year. it is an annual event for russia's prime minister, a phone-in show on national tv, but this is no ordinary year. putin has been the target of the biggest demonstrations in decades after the elections that the opposition says were rigged. putin immediately went on the offensive. while the knowledge the right to protest, he also knowledge russia would not stand by it fourations tried to influence its domestic affairs. >> vladimir putin was in top form. in a televised debate, the russian prime minister shrugged off accusations tha his party cheated its way to victory. he said he was pleased that so many people turned out to pro
syria because it can easily transit iraq to send support, material into syria to back bashir assad, for example. >>> controversy tonight surrounding the first living marine awarded the medal of honor. according to a new report, the marine corps exaggerated or made up the story. sergeant dakota meyer was credited with savings lives of 23 american troops and 14 afghan sources in 2009. a journalist who survived that fight said while meyers was undoubtedly a hero, some of the details are not true. no response from the marine corps. >>> researchers say smoking could give your kids a deadly disease. >>> plus troops in the desert facing more than just human enemies, how a local woman's face cream helped our vets. >>> but first a sliver of good news for the job narcotic. fox business network's adam sha here -- job network. business network adam shapiro explains. >> the 30 year record mortgage down to 3.9%. meantime a sliver of good news for the job market, fewer americans applying for jobless benefits last week dropping to the lowest level in more than three years, but the news not so good
interest to aggrevate iran. >> and we see the way it's behaving towards syria. basically supporting, going against the rest of the arab world in supporting al assad, refusing to impose sanctions and that's largely the result of irritating the iranian, who are very close to the iranian. >> the iraqi government justified that decision by saying first of all that sanctions have never forced a dictator to step down, bearing in mind that iraq also suffered greatly under saddam -- that could have a devastated impact on the iraqi economy and that is how they are basing their decision. that this is a decision of a sovereign iraqi nation, but there's still a lot of questions, wolf. >> thanks very much. arwa damon on the scene for us in baghdad as she's been virtually from day one. >>> details of what lawmakers slipped into a spending bill that's impacting potentially at least all of us. >>> and will bar ry bands go to jail? it's sentencing day for the disgraced form rer major league star. from neutrogena® naturals. removes 99% of dirt and toxins without dyes, parabens or harsh sulfates. so skin fe
to the mediterranean through its ally syria. with all due respect to ron paul, i think i have never heard a more dangerous answer for american security than the one that we just heard from ron paul. i'll tell you the reason why. the reason why i would say that is because we know without a shadow of a doubt that iran will take a nuclear weapon, they will use it to wipe our ally israel off the face of the map. and they stated they will use it against the united states of america. look no further than the iranian constitution, which states unequivocally that their mission is to extend jihad across the world and eventually to set up for worldwide calworldwide caliphat. we would be fools to ignore their purpose and their plan. >> bret: congressman paul? >> obviously, i would like to see a lot less nuclear weapons. i don't want iran to have a nuclear weapon. i would like to reduce them because there would be less chance of war. but to declare war on 1.2 billion muslims and say all muslims are the same, this is dangerous talk. yeah, there are some radicals. but they don't come here to kill us because w
the neighbors. there's uncertainty with syria. there's covetedness from iran. there is a nation that is like a border -- iraq is a border state. it's got to maintain relations with all its neighbors and it's got frictions in the north and east and west. >> but you don't agree with those who say that by pulling out now, america has unnecessarily emboldened iran? >> no, because there is a lot of other pressures on iran first, but secondly, this was discussed with the government of iraq, and they weren't prepared to have u.s. troops stay there and have the kind of legal immunity that's required for troops to take action in a foreign country. they understood what the consequences would be. they made that decision, and frankly, after all this time, if you listen to the expressions of popular support and they say they're happy that we're going, good. i think we should listen to people. we've done an awful lot in iraq, some of it didn't work out as well, but a lot of it was with the greatest intentions and there have been some tremendous accomplishments by our soldiers, our men and women in uniform
. ♪ >>> there are new anti-government protests in syria, egypt and >>> new anti-protests that began one year ago this weekend. hard to believe it's been a year. >> seriously. began small but sparked a prodemocracy wave that spread throughout the middle east transforming now at least eight countries as elizabeth palmer reports. >> reporter: more protests, this was a revolution. it swept across the arab world, powered by the pent up anger of millions who were suddenly no longer afraid. >> it's been the most unfortunate period in the history of the arab people throughout the 20th century and into this century. this demonstrated their ability to get brutal dictatorship through several uprisings. >> reporter: those civil uprisings became a tsunami. ro roaring for freedom. first in tunisia and then nearby in the region's most populous country, egypt. ring by the army, the police push back, this is the only place in egypt where there is true freedom of expression. the strong man like egypt's hosni mubarak fought back, but video of the abuse went viral, thanks to computer savvy young activists. those ca
in modern history. security forces opened fire on antigovernment protesters across syria friday. one person was reportedly killed in homs. the syrian army sent reinforcements to the southern part of the country, where defectors were launching deadly attacks on troops. at home, army officer hearing at the center of the wikileaks scandal. as the chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge explains the questions today focus more on another individual in the courtroom. >> thank you. tu burr ban washington, d.c., private bradley manning in uniform spoke calmly and softly at the article 32 hearing, the equivalent of a civilian grand jury where the investigating officer will decide if there is evidence for court-martial. manning is accused of downloading thousands of classified documents employed in iraq. if convicted of the charges, he could face life in prison. in an extraordinary move they asked the investigating officer to recuse himself of the case. when he is not wearing his uniform, he is in the department of justice. the justice department is to bring charges against the founder of
tonight, susan hendricks has the news. >> armed resistance in syria, anti-government sources tell cnn that army defectors killed as many as 27 security forces in the south today. a member of the pre-syrian army said its forces attacked a government military checkpoint, but cnn, we do want to point out cannot independently confirm this information. >>> the "christian science monitor" reports that a u.s. stealth drone was intentionally brought down by the iranian military. the technique known as spoofing exploited a vulnerability known to the u.s. military. an iranian engineer quoted by "the monitor" says electronic warfare specialists cut off the drone's communication, took control of the gps, tricking it into landing. >>> the parent company of victoria's secret says it will investigate a report that says some of its cotton is grown using child labor. the bloomberg reports profiles an abused 13-year-old girl at an organic trade farm. victoria's secret reportedly bought the entire organic crop last season. >> why cannot i visit this ban? >> that is christian bale in china. before he lef
iraq sits right between turkey, syria and iran. all three of those nations have regional ambitions. all will try to exert influence inside iraq. that's why the defense secretary had to acknowledge today the tough road ahead. listen. >> iraq will be tested in the days ahead. by terrorism. by those who would seek to divide. by economic and social issues. by the demands of democracy itself. challenges remain but the united states will be there to stand by the iraqi people. >> no doubt that iraq will need u.s. help in the coming months and years but that help no longer coming in the form of boots on the ground, shep. >> shepard: the president and the defense secretary today trying to make the case we have left that country better than we found it? >> the defense secretary said as much today. the president, you will remember at his speech at fort bragg said the same yesterday that iraq is now more stable than it was. fox news contributor and pulitzer prize winning journalist judy miller has spent more time than most in iraq the past few years. i asked her today whether she believes it's a be
-fly zone over syria, already. they are iran's partner. they are attached at the hip. we have to stand firm with our ally in that region, israel, there needs to be no space between the united states and israel. this administration has absolutely bungled. it is the most muddled foreign policy i can ever remember in my lifetime, whether it was in '09, when we had the opportunity to covertly, overtly or ways of helping the irabbian citizens as they were trying to overthrow that repressive regime, or working with mubarak to have a moderate to replace him, whether it was leading from behind, as we have seen in libya. now we have seen this president, as newt and mitt have talked basking the iranians to give us back that drone. what we should have done is destroy it or we retrieve t. he took a third route, which was the worst and the weakest and that is to do nothing. [applause] >> bret: now to neil? >> i want to move on to energy. and speaker gingrich, as you know, the president, sir, has rejek good efforts to tie a payroll tax cut extension with the keystone and to reopen it. and to explore reop
between activists and security forces. >>> opposition leaders in syria say at least 17 people were killed across that country today adding to the growing death toll in the month long protest against the government of assad. >>> a short hearing for bradley manning. manning's attorneys asked the presiding officer in the military case to recuse himself. that was denied. >>> sam hurd can be released from federal custody if he posts $100,000 in cash bail. he was arrested this week and charged with conspireing to distribute cocaine. today the bear cut hurd from the team. >>> tonight's number, nothing to do with politics, it's 762. any guesses? if you're a baseball fan, you know 762 is the number of career home runs hit by home run leader barry bonds. for barry bonds, it was a day of reckoning today. the infamous major leaguer was sentenced for giving evasive testimony to a federal grand jury investigating doping in sports. he learned his sentence in a courtroom less than two miles in a ballpark where he broke hank aarons' home run record four years ago. dan joins us now. and dan, you could make
to syria, 90-minute primetime special and interview with the president and first lady hardly sounds like anyone retiring from anything. we asked if she fibbed to the president to get a big interview. vp said she is one of the greatest who ever lived. >> she is not going anywhere. >> can't imagine. >> on "the view" her specials. >> she will leave when she wants to. >> she is not going anywhere. >>> jay-z joining his wife beyonce in a pregnancy diet. the diet is partially vegan. she is trying not to let herself go she is expecting. he is joining her in that. i'm not sure what a partially vegan diet its. >> what does that mean? >> when you are pregnant you want to eat. everything. delicious things like bacon. >> i respect, if you say you are giving up, give up certain things when you are pregnant. i'll go along with it -- alcohol. >> a lot of men get fatter when women are pregnant. >> nicely done, jay-z. feel the pain a little bit. >>> donald trump and rosie o'donnell going at it again. another twitter war between these two. obviously no love lost here. apparently the donald started it wedn
's an unfinished term. we have this heroic revolution being attempted in syria. a heroic revolution being attempted in bahrain. we have an unclear situation in libya. >> we had russia where there are protest movements. >> yeah. it's spreading upward. importantly, driven and supported by technology everywhere. the power that an individual has because of social media. you're seeing this in russia and china with, you know, the twitter feed is a revolutionary force against regime and the biggest country in the world. you have to be inspired by that. >> it should be noted was i think the number three runner up for person of the year. >> he should have been the choice. >> wasn't it you one year? >> me. it was actually alex wagner. no, it wasn't actually me. that's next year. let's move on to domestic politics. the scott walker recall campaign is 507,000 strong. i think they need to get 540,000 signatures by january 17th. >> but how many of those are mickey mouse and adolf hitler? there are controversies over the fake names they're allowing on the petitions. >> i think there is some question as to how leg
hendricks has the bulletin. >>> new reports of armed resistance in syria. antigovernment sources tell cnn that army defectors killed more than two dozen security forces in the south today. a member of the free syrian army said its forces attacked a government military checkpoint. cnn cannot independently confirm this information. >>> the "christian science monitor" reports that a u.s. stealth drone was intentionally brought down by the iranian military. the technique known as spoofing exploited a vulnerability known to the u.s. military. an iranian engineer quoted by the "monitor" says electronic warfare specialists cut off the drone's communications, then took control of its gps, trick taking into landing. >>> the parent company of victoria's secret says it will investigate a report that says some of its cotton is grown using child labor. now, the "bloomberg report" profiles an abused 13-year-old girl at an organic fair trade farm. victoria's secret reportedly bought the entire crop last season. >> why can i not go visit this man? >> a free man. >> that is actor christian bale. he's not
the persian gulf all the way to the mediterranean through its ally syria. with all due respect to ron paul, i think i have never heard a more dangerous answer for american security than the one that we just heard from ron paul. i'll tell you the reason why. the reason why i would say that is because we know without a shadow of a doubt that iran will take a nuclear weapon, they will use it to wipe our ally israel off the face of the map. and they stated they will use it against the united states of america. look no further than the iranian constitution, which states unequivocally that their mission is to extend jihad across the world and eventually to set up for worldwide calworldwide caliphat. we would be fools to ignore their purpose and their plan. >> bret: congressman paul? >> obviously, i would like to see a lot less nuclear weapons. i don't want iran to have a nuclear weapon. i would like to reduce them because there would be less chance of war. but to declare war on 1.2 billion muslims and say all muslims are the same, this is dangerous talk. yeah, there are some radicals. but they don'
. ♪ >>> there are new anti-government protests in syria, egypt and bahrain part of the uprising that began one year ago this weekend. hard to believe it's been a year. >> seriously. it began small and sparked a pro democracy wave across the middle east and transforming eight countries right now as elizabeth palmer reports. >> reporter: more than the protests, this is a revolution. it swept across the arab world, powered by the pinned-up anger of millions who were suddenlily no longer afraid. >> it's the most important period in the history of the arab people throughout the 20th century and into the century. demonstrated their ability to get -- dictatorship through civil uprisings. >> reporter: those civil uprisings quickly became a tsunami. citizens roaring for freedom. first in and in egypt. people declared this a mubarak free zone. they pushed back and the only place in egypt where true freedom of expression. a strong man like i didn't want's hosni mubarak fought back. but video of the abuse went viral thanks to computer young savvy activists and fueled the fire and they went galloping in to intimida
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